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Airpot GMR sensors make possible the addition of a position sensing option to our popular line of Airpel non-stiction air cylinder actuators. We offer non-contact electronic switching position sensors from Sick, Inc. using state-of-the-art GMR technology. These are the most precise and accurate magnetically activated pneumatic cylinder sensors on the market. The addition of GMR sensing technology to the Airpel non-stiction cylinder line offers OEM designers an easy-to-install, secure, and reliable position switching solution. The pneumatic cylinder sensors operate at 10-30 V DC and have repeatability of less than or equal to 0.2mm.

With GMR sensors, OEM designers are assured safe and accurate feedback. A magnetic field has secondary maximum levels that can cause double switching behavior in Hall Effect and reed sensors. But GMR (Giant Magneto Resistive) technology is based on the measurement of the average strength of the magnetic field. This gives GMR pneumatic cylinder sensors some important advantages over other types of position sensors. GMR sensors greatly reduce the potential for troublesome double switching, ensuring better accuracy, and they do not need to be adjusted to magnetic field polarity.

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With its compact profile, the GMR position sensor chip is encased in a small, rugged plastic shell. The entire sensor can fit in a common soda straw less than 1.25 inches long. There is a small LED window in the shell to allow visible indication of the switching signal. Because the Sick, Inc. GMR sensor is shaped to allow for quick installation in a specially designed T-slot aluminum track, installation is easy, secure and user friendly. For customers desiring electrical output of piston position, most Airpel models are offered with an optional switch-activating magnet on the piston, as well as one or more of the aluminum tracks which measure 9.51mm wide and 6.83mm high, and come permanently bonded along the entire length of the cylinder in the location desired when ordering sensor-ready Airpels.

Airpot offers the Sick, Inc GMR position sensors separately and we stock popular models with PNP or NPN output, along with matching accessory extension cables available in 2 and 5 meter lengths.

MODEL Switching type Cable end Cable length Cable material Sick P/N Supply voltage Output function Ambient operating temperature Cylinder type sensor location Housing length Switching frequency Electrical wiring Enclosure rating Power consumption (without load) Voltage drop Continuous current Protection class Response sensitivity, typ Overrun distance, typ Hysteresis, typ Repeatability Reverse polarity protection Short circuit protection Shock and vibration resistance EMC spec Housing Material spec
GLN-1A NPN plain end 2 m PUR MZT7- 03VNS- KU0 10-30 V DC Normally Open -30 C to +80 C T-Slot 11.6 mm from front end 29.5 mm 1000 hz DC 3-wire IP 65, IP67 8 mA or less 2 V or less 100 mA or less III 3 mT 10 mm Less than 0.8 mT 0.1 mT or less Yes Yes 30g, 11 ms / 55 Hz, 1 mm According to EN 60947-5-2 Plastic
GLNC-1A NPN M8 x 1 connector 234 mm PUR MZT7- 03VNS- KP0 10-30 V DC Normally Open -30 C to +80 C T-Slot 11.6 mm from front end 29.5 mm 1000 hz DC 3-wire IP 65, IP67 8 mA or less 2 V or less 100 mA or less III 3 mT 10 mm Less than 0.8 mT 0.1 mT or less Yes Yes 30g, 11 ms / 55 Hz, 1 mm According to EN 60947-5-2 Plastic
GLP-1A PNP plain end 2 m PVC MZT7- 03VPS- KW0 10-30 V DC Normally Open -30 C to +80 C T-Slot 11.6 mm from front end 29.5 mm 1000 hz DC 3-wire IP 65, IP67 8 mA or less 2 V or less 100 mA or less III 3 mT 10 mm Less than 0.8 mT 0.1 mT or less Yes Yes 30g, 11 ms / 55 Hz, 1 mm According to EN 60947-5-2 Plastic
GLP-2A PNP plain end 5 m PUR MZT7- 03VPS- KUB 10-30 V DC Normally Open -30 C to +80 C T-Slot 11.6 mm from front end 29.5 mm 1000 hz DC 3-wire IP 65, IP67 8 mA or less 2 V or less 100 mA or less III 3 mT 10 mm Less than 0.8 mT 0.1 mT or less Yes Yes 30g, 11 ms / 55 Hz, 1 mm According to EN 60947-5-2 Plastic
GLPC-1A PNP M8 x 1 connector 234 mm PUR MZT7- 03VPS- KP0 10-30 V DC Normally Open -30 C to +80 C T-Slot 11.6 mm from front end 29.5 mm 1000 hz DC 3-wire IP 65, IP67 8 mA or less 2 V or less 100 mA or less III 3 mT 10 mm Less than 0.8 mT 0.1 mT or less Yes Yes 30g, 11 ms / 55 Hz, 1 mm According to EN 60947-5-2 Plastic

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